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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2011, 01:00:50 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2011, 12:18:58 AM »
I got teary when John was shot, how he staggered to get up right and the German just kept shooting him.  A brilliant production, though I don't understand why Daniel was wearing glasses because in the photogaphs of John Kipling, he wasn't wearing any.
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« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2012, 04:55:28 PM »
The book "Loos 1915: The Unwanted Battle" is a good place to start on reading about this battle and it does include an account of John kiplings death. Note: Loos is pronounced Loss. Also note: it sometimes requires a strong stomach to read about WW I Western front combat there are lots of accounts of basicly unit attacks strongly defended position unit gets slaughtered as in the movies Path of Glory, Galipolli, and All the Kings Men.

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« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2012, 07:34:57 AM »
'A brilliant production, though I don't understand why Daniel was wearing glasses because in the photogaphs of John Kipling, he wasn't wearing any.'

Back in 1914 it wasn't quite the thing for young men to wear glasses, so those who needed them frequently took them off when being photographed, particularly in uniform. For example, Gustav VI of Sweden wore glasses even in his 20s, but he didn't wear them at his wedding. Alexander of Yugoslavia was most unusual in wearing pince nez even for paintings - his eyesight really must have been bad.

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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2012, 06:45:16 PM »
This is from the Landships Forum reference section there is a book "Film Front Weimer" about the films made about WW I during the Weimer period in germany. they include Westfront 1918, Die Holle im Western, Strosstrup 1917, Tannenberg some of which are avaliable on DVD.
 
I have also read that the Russians did make a few war films during WW I but it is doubtfull any of them are still around film back then did not have a long shelf life.

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« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2012, 01:16:13 PM »
Just found this one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465725/

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"L'amore e la guerra" (2007)
 

On the background of the First World War, in the cold of the trenches, in the middle of the mud of the battlefields and under the blows of the enemy fire are crossed the destinies of Rocco, humble miner who became a sergeant, and of the young nurse Albertina, daughter of a general.

A true and tearing passion, threatened from the captain Avogadro, who tries to hinder their love in every way because he wants to marry Albertina and put his hands on her wealth.

A story at the same time hard and delicate, in which together with the suffering and the horrors of the war, emerges with force the heroic breath that moves the deeds of a group of Italians who fight with pride in order to defend their own country, against the opportunism, the indifference and the injustice. A handful of heroes who through the courage, the solidarity and the sacrifice live their own redeem and give a sense to their tragic destiny of men.

Inspired to the book The war on mountains by Rudyard Kipling, a miniseries that conciliates an energetic civil cut to the exaltation of the feelings and the values of man.
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« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2012, 02:46:04 PM »
6.7 for "L'amore e la guerra" is a solid rating...and what is additionally cool about IMDB is that those are ratings from hundreds or thousands of users as opposed to "critics". I read somewhere that the average movie however gets either a 6.4 or 6.5 on that website. This is probably due to the fact that more people are going to check information, and subsequently rate highly, a movie they enjoy as opposed to one they do not. So the average gets skewed higher than the normal "5.5" on a 1-10 scale...

Sorry if this has been posted before but IMDB also has lists of highest rated films by genre (Top-50). Here is their ranking of "War" movies: http://www.imdb.com/chart/war.

On a list naturally dominated by World War II there are, so far as I can tell, six films the center around the events of the First World War...

47) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) - 8.1 rating
34) Grand Illusion (1937) - 8.2 rating
32) The Great War (1959) - 8.2 rating
25) The Big Parade (1925) - 8.3 rating
9) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 8.5 rating
5) Paths of Glory (1957) 8.5 rating

On a side note, and not to veer off topic, but does anyone else agree with me and find it weird that so many early films look so much older than the photographs of that era? As much as I admire the likes of Chaplain & Keaton, Garbo & Valentino, etc, I always feel like the silent films of the era do a poor job of actually depicting the people from that era. Movie making was obviously in its infancy and filmmakers were more interested (particular in the horror genre) in creating exciting and flamboyant looking characters...layering clothing and make up on like Halloween costumes, and directing the actors to move and "speak" eccentrically, etc.

Even films that seem to attempt more realistic portrayals always look much more ancient and distant to me than the actual photographs we see from (and before) the era. Garbo is one of the few, in my opinion, that's has an authentic look and feel to her and does her contemporaries justice on the big screen. Otherwise I imagine, say, the IF sitting down to watch a movie together and laughing hysterically at how ridiculous it looks...
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« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2012, 02:10:05 AM »
I can't take imdb seriously, they let too many trolls run loose on their message board.

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« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2012, 07:20:04 AM »
True, but I don't care about their message boards Tim...bottom line is that it's a great resource for film and television...

Almost all sites have message boards/comment threads...it's not like a typical Yahoo news story, for example, is any less true or interesting just because a bunch of knuckleheads start tossing about ridiculous comments on it in the feedback section...
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« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2012, 05:17:09 PM »
wikipedia has a section World War One movies some from the silent screen era
their is a new Polish movie called "1920 Battle of Warsaw" there is a clip of this on youtube

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« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2012, 09:06:54 AM »
Legends of the Fall.

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« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2012, 09:41:17 PM »
There is a book Russian War Films Denise J Youngblood which includes some from the WW I Russian Civil war period.

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« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2012, 06:25:53 AM »
'A brilliant production, though I don't understand why Daniel was wearing glasses because in the photogaphs of John Kipling, he wasn't wearing any.'

Back in 1914 it wasn't quite the thing for young men to wear glasses, so those who needed them frequently took them off when being photographed, particularly in uniform. For example, Gustav VI of Sweden wore glasses even in his 20s, but he didn't wear them at his wedding. Alexander of Yugoslavia was most unusual in wearing pince nez even for paintings - his eyesight really must have been bad.

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Thanks for clearing that up for me Ann :)  And I got some new facts to add. xoxo.
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« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2012, 02:00:36 PM »
Britannic (TV 2000) was also good.
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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2012, 06:07:55 PM »
From the great war forums great war naval films:
Brown on Resolution/Born to Glory (US) remade Sailor of the king (US) /Singlehanded
The Seas benneath
Nightwatch
Submarine patrol

silent 1914-29
How Lt Rose spiked  the enemy's guns
Britains naval secret
The hero of submarine D-2
The Log of the U-35
The Battle of jutland
Zeebrugge
Mare Nostrom
Battle of Coronel and the falklands
The emden
Q-ships

wikipedia WW I films has:
13 men and a gun
ace of aces
carry on sergent
Cruiser Emden
dark angel
diggers
Il Giorno Piu Corto
Heart
The Joan of arc of Loos
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